The NRRC, a project of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, will provide intensive technical assistance to support the design and implementation of strategies that unite corrections and workforce development partners in Philadelphia and Milwaukee counties.
The majority of people in prison and jail have a substance use disorder. Despite the promise demonstrated by some treatment programs for people who are incarcerated, just a fraction of the people who need services for substance abuse receive it. Connecting people incarcerated to treatment programs proven to be effective, prioritizing resources for those nearing release, and encouraging community-based aftercare will ensure better outcomes for people released from prisons and jails, and the communities to which they return.
Providing answers on relevant topics concerning Mental Health, Health and Substance Abuse topics.
Congress funded three key programs championed by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center as part of an appropriations bill that provided $26.7 billion to support U.S. Department of Justice programs.
Among the new awards are five $3 million Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) implementation grants, awarded to Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont.
The bill would provide incentives and resources to state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations for substance use treatment, prevention, and recovery efforts.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and MacArthur Foundation Announce $2 Million in Funding for Juvenile Justice Programs
When it comes to information sharing between community health care providers and criminal justice health systems, according to Ben Butler of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services, today’s “connectivity” landscape is reminiscent of the early days of cellphones.
Project TEAM is now accepting applications for its training and technical assistance opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to develop a collaborative joint jurisdictional initiative.
This webinar will provide an overview of Project TEAM’s training and technical assistance opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to develop a collaborative joint jurisdictional initiative.
The purpose of this program is enhance statewide consumer-run mental health organizations to promote consumer-driven, recovery-focused and resiliencyoriented service system capacity and infrastructure.
This program will aid family-controlled organizations in effectively participating in state and local mental health services planning and health care reform activities as they relate to improving community-based activities for youth with mental health challenges and their families.
This webinar provides an overview of three briefs that were recently published by National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders among youth.
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This webinar discusses the impact of trauma, mental health challenges, and substance use on women and girls and their families and communities, as well as strategies to address its impact.
This webinar discusses how staff from multiple agencies can work together toward the shared outcomes of reducing recidivism and promoting recovery for people involved in the justice system.
This video is a webcast of the April 2014 conference, “Health Reform and Criminal Justice: Advancing New Opportunities,” cohosted by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) and the journal Health Affairs.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar to assist organizations with their 2014 applications for the Adult Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Second Chance Act grant.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can increase client engagement and retention by adopting a systems approach.
Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This webinar assists users in navigating the complexity of reentry research available on the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse.
This brief from the American Probation and Parole Association and the Council of State Governments addresses the misperceptions around information sharing between health service providers and criminal justice agencies.
This resource tool from JBS International, Inc., and Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health provides information on existing research, knowledge, practices, and approaches that are effective in addressing trauma.
This tip sheet from the National Juvenile Justice Network and Safely Home Campaign discusses the fundamental characteristics of effective community-based supervision programs, including being evidence-based, using a strength-based/positive youth development approach, having court accountability and family engagement elements, using follow-up [...]
This brief from Child Trends assesses the long-term influence depressive or suicidal symptoms in adolescence may have on transitions to adulthood.
This publication by the American Probation and Parole Association and Council of State Governments provides guidance for implementing a privacy framework for sharing confidential health information between corrections agencies and health care providers.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration summarizes results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey of mental health and substance use, and presents findings on past year mental health service use among youth and adults.
This resource package from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change provides information on the prevalence, identification, and treatment of co-occurring disorders among youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides policymakers with essential information about treatment service expenditures for mental health disorders and substance use disorders, sources of financing, and estimated spending trends from 2010–2020.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides guidelines for clinicians to address the needs of men with substance use disorders who are in recovery.
This report from the U.S. Accountability Office provides information on Medicaid eligibility, including eligibility for a proportion of individuals under correctional supervision.
The effort, dubbed “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails,” follows the rise in the number of people with mental disorders booked into local jails, now estimated to top two million annually.
Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families’ access to drug courts to address the impact of the state’s addiction epidemic.
In five weeks since the passage of Prop 47, county jail populations locally and across the state have plunged, with drug arrests no longer translating into automatic incarceration.
The Benton County jail is joining a growing number of corrections facilities in the state and beyond in helping some uninsured, soon-to-be released inmates apply for Medicaid coverage.
More than $306 million could be diverted from Nebraska prison construction and operating costs over five years to programs that tackle prison crowding while improving public safety.
North Dakota lawmakers outlined legislative proposals Wednesday to begin filling serious gaps in the state’s mental health services that are especially dire in the west.
In the spring of 2010, community stakeholders in Deschutes County set forth to establish a steering committee to identify the issues and work in a collaborative effort to deliver improved services to those suffering from mental illness. By winter of 2011, the committee had firmly established the Deschutes County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and the first 40-hour training was conducted for law enforcement officers based on a model used by the CIT in Memphis, Tenn.
The options detailed for lawmakers in a report issued last week on how to address a backlog of state inmates in county jails highlights just how much prison reform is going to dominate the agenda of a legislative session already likely to be overshadowed by fights over Medicaid and tax cuts.
MOBILE, Alabama — Something has to change. At least that’s what activists, community leaders, other residents said during a forum on Alabama’s troubled prisons held Monday at the AL.com office, 18 S. Royal St., Mobile. About 50 people attended the two-hour event. They posed questions and possible solutions for the prison system.
In an effort to reduce the growing number of inmates with mental health and substance abuse problems in New York City’s jails, the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans on Monday to significantly expand public health services at almost every step of the criminal justice process.